Baptism - Saint Paul,MN

Updated on May 09, 2007
S.B. asks from Saint Paul, MN
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My son's baptism is comming up and I was just wondering if anyone had a few ideas for gifts? I want to get him something memorable, and also something for his god parents.

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S.N.

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I remember seeing this message and didn't have any recommendations at the time. Did you receive any gift ideas? If so, would you mind sharing?

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N.B.

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In our family, we've always done a small pewter plate that engraved around the edges with the child's statistics from birth, Godparents names & church baptized at. The middle of the plate is smooth & we've engraved big events on it as they happen - confirmation, HS & college graduation, marriage, kids. It's very special to have hanging up for all to see.

For a Godparent gift - a nice frame with a picture of them with your child would be nice. If you look around on the web there are some great sites with a poem & place for picture all in one.

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M.S.

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I still have a nice frame with a picture on her dresser, its a wonderful keepsake.
I also have a picture that was given to me by the church that has her baptisum date on it.
A children's bible is nice to have as well. Date it to remember that special day :)

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J.S.

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For my daughter's Godparents I created something to put in a frame. It had a picture of her in her baptism dress along with a religious poem. You can always go to Things Remembered and have something engraved for that special day; frame, photo album, etc.

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A.D.

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My daughter received a "Baby Bible" board book for her baptism. It was really cute and appropriate for her age. I always take it to church with us to keep her entertained.

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T.

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I had everyone skip the gifts and just write a very heartfelt letter to my child, and then after the celebration we enclosed it into a time capsule that will be opened on his or her confirmation. Many people put in really cute things along with it like a pack of that years twins team baseball cards and current family pictures.

These gifts will be pricless as my dad wrote a wonderful letter to my children fitting an 8th grader and about his hopes and dreams for their lives along with a photo of his holding them as a baby. He wrote how much he loved them and that they were his pride and joy in his days as a grandfather. He has since pasted away and I know that this will be their most precious gift of all.

I sometimes sneak in and read those letters from him when I am really missing him, and it is so very heartwarming. The gift of a persons love is the very best gift.

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P.P.

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I childrens bible or a book on whatever religion they are. If they are Christian then they have childrens books. I got a photo frame with a cross on it. You can get a cross to hang in the childs room. A picture of God that they sell at places. Maybe there is a framed poem that you can get so they can hang. There is a religious shop I think at Maplewood Mall you might want to call the Mall and see if they are still there. I'm sure you'll find something great. You could video tape the baptism if you have a video camera and if the church and the parents are okay with that. We did our own video and the church allowed us to put it on a tripod and we just aimed it so we could get the pastor and the baptism bowl. We captured the whole service. It'll be a nice thing to look back on. After you tape it you could burn it to a DVD for them. I think the other gifts are less time consuming though:) Just some ideas for you to ponder:)

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K.M.

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I always bought my kids a baby cross necklace. That way they could wear it for their baptism and they could pass it along to their babies. For the godparents I gave them a really nice frame with that baby's picture in it and then I give them a new picture every time they are taken.

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T.

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Not sure how old your son is but at that age they are too young to recognize anything memoriable. It is always nice to do a savings bond for the child. This way when they are of age it will be of full value and it will be appreciated for a start to their college fund. As far as gifts for the god parents, I just bought my god mother a mug from Walgreens. What you do is send in your favorite pic of your child (can only be one) and order a magic mug. It is black until it has hot/cold liquid in the inside and the pics appear. It is a great conversational piece and it will serve the purpose wonderfully. If you have more questions, feel free to email me direct at [email protected]____.com Thanks

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C.K.

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Although I don't have any specific ideas, if you go to a religious store, they have lots of great gifts and momentos. My son received a cross, a couple frames, etc. My mother-in-law made his baptism gown and I think for us that was the greatest gift that we will keep forever.

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